Make some sacrifice for Krsna
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture) Everyone is making sacrifices for material benefit. But those are the sacrifices that we need to gradually detach ourselves from and just make some sacrifice for Krsna instead. So therefore, purification remains in our mind daily in whatever we do. Let us […]

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Truly extraordinary!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) One of Prabhupada’s intimate followers after Prabhupada’s departure had a period where it was difficult to connect. For many devotees after Prabhupada left, it was not so easy. Those disciples of Prabhupada who had his association and who were there during his time, were […]

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Especially sent to help Prabhupada
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(Kadamba Kanana, Swami, 25 June 2021, Split, Croatia, Zoom Meeting) Tamal Krishna Goswami was such a brilliant person. He had a sharp brain and he was just such a general. He just knew what was the right thing to do and he was a leader in this way. He could just point and say, “Well […]

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Half-baked surrender
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Somehow, we are struggling to surrender in this movement. And in the end, for our half-baked surrender which was there anyway, we get glorified for it. Who can say that they have surrendered out of pure love for Krsna? I was a pujari for […]

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Back to basics
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.27) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura makes one statement which is a statement that should not be taken cheaply. He says that, “Generally, the vows of initiation are so powerful that they will be successful even if they are not followed perfectly.” Now that is not […]

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Chanting is the only remedy!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 May 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Lecture) The gift of the Holy Name is the greatest treasure because it is Krsna Himself. Everything is contained within the Holy Name. The Holy Name is more merciful than Krsna Himself. When you offend Krsna yourself, you can purify that by chanting the Holy Name. […]

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Blessings of the entire parampara
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) With the Mangalacarana prayers, we have invoked the blessings of the entire parampara, coming down from Lord Krsna and all the acaryas. That is how an initiation takes place. It is by the grace of all these personalities. We are all here simply as representatives […]

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Make the best of the situation!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 March 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Meeting) Why try to control the material energy? Why try to manipulate it? Why try to force the hand of destiny? Instead, just take it as it comes. And under each circumstance, just make the best of the situation. And if we do so, then surely […]

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Only a spark of Lord Rama’s total splendour
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 April 2008, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Rama Navami Lecture) In the Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Rama at one point is compared to a baby elephant, however, this is not disrespectful. Rather, the comparison was made to show how young Lord Rama was at the time of Sitadevi’s swayamvara, yet he was so […]

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Meeting with Krsna in progress!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 April 2021, Simhachalam, Germany, Zoom Disciple Meeting) Japa meditation – Do not disturb. Personal meeting with Krsna in progress! It is devotional service that is opening up the spiritual dimension for us. In devotional service, every activity we do here is in the material world however simultaneously it has eternal spiritual […]

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Holy Name just penetrates
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 5 March 2021, Goloka Dhama, Abentheuer, Germany, Preparing For Gaura Purnima Lecture) The soul is buried in layers of consciousness but the Holy Name just penetrates! The soul is deeply buried in layers of consciousness. It is like being covered in blankets. Layers of mental energy, intellectual energy, sensual energy and these […]

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A great source of bliss
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) I appreciate the chanting of sixteen rounds. It is the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that comes through these rounds. And that is the minimum, better if I chant more! I appreciate whatever service that I can do, whether I like that service […]

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Love is based on conquering
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture) Krsna is conquered by all, but most by the devotee who gives the most, who does the most. Love is the foundation of everything. It is not like a sentimental wet blanket. Sometimes, we hear of impersonalists speak about the cosmic love and how […]

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Finding happiness amidst struggles
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta 9.36) It is that pure devotional service that can completely satisfy the heart. Therefore, it is attractive. And therefore, the sankirtana devotee has absorbed himself in drinking this transcendental nectar. He is relishing it and then whatever is overflowing from his genuine enthusiasm, he is […]

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Flooding with mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) Srila Prabhupada would describe how sometimes during the rainy season in Mayapur, the Ganga is flooding its banks and the entire area goes underwater. And sometimes, Mayapur is almost two months in a lockdown underwater, imagine that! I remember spending some time in […]

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Flooding with mercy
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja Lecture) Srila Prabhupada would describe how sometimes during the rainy season in Mayapur, the Ganga is flooding its banks and the entire area goes underwater. And sometimes, Mayapur is almost two months in a lockdown underwater, imagine that! I remember spending some time in […]

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Don’t toucha my rounds!
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Kirtaniyah Sada Harih) My life is hectic, going from one program to another and one place to another. It never stops! But one thing that is sacred and is untouchable are my rounds. “Don’t toucha my rounds!” You know how they say, “If you smasha my car, I smasha your face!” Well, […]

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Every vaisnava is precious
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 April 2020, Durban, South Africa, Vyasa Puja lecture) From doing things for Krsna to looking after people who were doing things for Krsna to looking after people for Krsna, all these things come up in devotional service. The mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu offers us a golden opportunity that if somehow […]

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Touching screen or touching beads?
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 December 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Morning Lecture) So, let us just look at the phone. Because that is the issue of the day. It is the phone that is being used in the name of pushing on this movement, that is destroying this movement. It is a crisis, an addiction. […]

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Branch of the Caitanya Tree
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta 9.36) Prabhupada explains that ISKCON is a branch of the Caitanya Tree, of that wish-fulfilling desire tree. So, in this way, it is described how the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is flowing and expanding, expanding through the vaisnavas to the whole universe. This process […]

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My first encountering of the Holy Name
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) When I first encountered the Holy Name, it was in a musical situation. There was a workshop in Amsterdam, some jam session with a piano player named Burton Green. He still lives there, in Amsterdam. We somehow or other had a jam session. Burton said, “let’s try […]

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Karma – An old-fashioned suitcase
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-Lila 9.36) It is said that there are six whips in the material energy – birth, disease, death, hunger, thirst and lamentation. We are always beaten by these six whips here in the material world, yet a vaisnava is always happy. Maybe not free from […]

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Prabhupada’s Books
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 22 November 2020, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-Lila 9.36) Srila Prabhupada would be found reading his own books. Someone asked, “Srila Prabhupada, you are reading your own books?” Prabhupada said, “I did not write these books, Krsna dictated these books. These books are pure and transcendental, descending from the spiritual world. The […]

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Forgetfulness & Remembrance
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) It is said that the spiritual world is the tripad vibhuti (three-quarters of the manifestation) and the material world is ekepad vibhuti (one-quarter of the manifestation). And it is said that only one-tenth of the living entities are living in the material world whereas nine-tenths […]

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Chanting through remembrance
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 August 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Janmashtami Lecture) The reason why we chant without taste or without being attentive is because we are chanting without remembrance of Krsna. The more we remember Krsna in our daily lives, the more naturally we will be inclined to chant with taste. For instance, while Srimati Radharani […]

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Learning to give
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 November 2018, Adi-Badarinatha, India, Parikrama 2018 Lecture) In the Age of Kali, it is not going to be that beautiful. It is not possible to just get it perfect in this age. One has to always look out for disturbances and within it find some Krsna consciousness – that is how […]

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Guaranteed to go back home
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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 August 2020, Radhadesh, Belgium, Initiation Ceremony Lecture) By taking initiation, there are such powerful blessings which are passed, that practically our journey back to the spiritual world is guaranteed. We just simply do our level best, whatever that is, as good as we can. To follow this for our lives and surely, […]

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eParikrama 2020 – Final Meditations
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As Damodara masa comes to an end, so does our eParikrama this year. We wish to thank all you vaisnavas for your heartfelt prayers for Maharaja’s speedy recovery and hope that you received some inspiration out of Maharaja’s daily meditations here on KKSBlog from his previous Parikramas. We also thank you vaisnavas for your enthusiasm […]

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eParikrama 2020 Day 30 – Vrndavana
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We end our eParikrama right here in the Sri Sri Krsna-Balarama Mandir in the heart of Sri Vrndavana dhama. We meditate on the holy dhama through the harinama and pray that we are able to evolve our consciousness so that we are always situated in Vrndavana. Check out Maharaja’s kirtans and lectures below, along with […]

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eParikrama 2020 Day 29 – Vimala-kunda, Kamyavana
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In 2018, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Vimala-kunda in Kamyavana, which was formed by the loving tears of the daughters of King Vimala. Krsna and His cowherd boys came here to play and water Their cows. Close to Vimala-kunda, is Dharma-kunda, where four out of the five Pandavas had died after drinking […]

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eParikrama 2020 Day 28 – Anjanoka
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In 2017 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Anjanoka, the birthplace of Indulekha, one of the asta-sakhis who intimately serves Radha and Krsna. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2017 and Parikrama 2019. This is the birthplace of Indulekha, who is a left-wing […]

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eParikrama 2020 Day 27 – Yavat
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In 2016 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Yavat, where Srimati Radharani was residing in separation from Krsna, after her marriage to Abhimanyu. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2016 and Parikrama 2019. The purpose of Abhimanyu, Jatila and Kutila was to increase […]

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eParikrama 2020 Day 26 – Adi-Badarinatha
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In 2018, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Adi-Badarinatha, where Krsna once brought the residents of Vrndavana instead of going to the Badarinatha in the Himalayas. Present here at this temple also are the sages Nara Narayana. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtan and lecture below, along with a few photos, at Adi-Badarinatha during […]

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